Five area school districts face allegations of discrimination against female athletes.
Elmbrook School District
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Mark Hansen, chief academic officer in the Pewaukee School District and former Waukesha assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, is the only finalist for job.
UPDATED (4:11 p.m.) Mark Hansen, chief academic officer in the Pewaukee School District and former Waukesha assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, is the lone finalist for the Elmbrook superintendent job. After receiving an applicant pool of 47, the Elmbrook School Board interviewed six candidates last week and narrowed to two finalists. One of those finalists, however, then withdrew from consideration. The district will move forward with the same process it had planned to do with two finalists. Hansen will tour two schools, meet with district staff and interview again with the School Board on Thursday. Hansen, a former teacher who is pursuing his doctorate, also has been principal of Waukesha South High School, assistant…
Monday, September 26, 2011
Waukesha School Board waives annexation rights in exchange for town waiving special assessment
The Waukesha School Board reluctantly accepted an offer from the Town of Brookfield to waive annexation rights in exchange for a waiver of an estimated nearly $16,000 special assessment on the district’s Pleasant Hill property at 175 S. Barker Roard on a 7 to 2 vote. The special assessment is for a new water tower in the Town of Brookfield. Last April, the school district formally appealed the special assessment but there was no change in the town’s plans. By agreeing to the waiver, the school district agrees to waive its right to participate in any voluntary annexation proceedings. “I feel we’ve been backed into a corner and put into a situation that is political in nature. Our committee really struggled with this one,” school board …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Christine Hedstrom is leaving Elmbrook on July 1 after more than six years as its assistant superintendent of human resources.
Christine Hedstrom, assistant superintendent for human resources at Elmbrook School District, is resigning to accept a similar position for the Waukesha School District. Hedstrom said Tuesday her last day will be July 1 and she will help find her replacement, who will need to hit the ground running this summer to develop an employee handbook to replace union contracts that expire June 30. The Waukesha School Board will vote June 8 on Hedstrom's proposed contract as assistant superintendent for human resources and labor relations. Elmbrook School Board will act on her resignation at its June 14 meeting. Hedstrom said in an interview that she was not seeking a new position, but was impressed by Waukesha school officials who approached her. "…
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
For the third time, a state panel has denied a request by residents in the City and Town of Brookfield to detach from the Waukesha School District and join Elmbrook Schools.
About 200 residents in the City and Town of Brookfield on Tuesday lost a renewed battle to detach from the Waukesha School District and join the Elmbrook district. The state Department of Public Instruction's School District Boundary Appeal Board denied requests by residents in the Black Forest, Summit Lawn, Emerald Ridge and Shire subdivisions located on the west and southwest side of the city and in the town. The panel cited economics and the harm to the Waukesha School District, which could lose about $61 million in equalized property tax base if the 200 properties moved from one school district to the other. The homesites average about $300,000 in equalized value. Some of the residents involved have fought this for years, with this …